COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Introduction to Aerospace Technology
Course Code: 
19AEE111
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
2
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Introduction to Aerospace Technology' is a course offered in the second semester of  B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Module I

Visual Content (video) about Atmospheric Dynamics and its Influence on Flying Machines - History of Aviation (visual content) – Types of Flying Machines, Major Components of an Aircraft, and their Functions (visual content) – Aircraft vs Rotorcraft (visual content) – Basic Instruments for Flying (visual content) – Physical Properties and Structure of the Atmosphere: Temperature, Pressure and Altitude Relationships.

Module II

Newton’s Law of Motions Applied to Aeronautics: Evolution of Lift, Drag and Moment – Aerofoils – General Types of Construction: Monocoque and Semi-monocoque – Typical Wing and Fuselage Structure (visual content) – Basic Ideas about Piston, Turboprop and Jet Engines - Use of Propeller and Jets for Thrust Production (visual content) – Stealth Technology: History and Principles.

Module III

History of Spaceflight (visual content) – Major Components of Rocket, Spacecraft and their Functions (visual content) – Principles of Rocket Engines – The Solar System and the Copernican Model - Kepler’s Laws – Orbital Motion – Satellite Orbits - Earth’s Outer Atmosphere (visual content).

Course Outcomes

CO1: Identify the Atmosphere and its levels; Examine effects of the weather on flight.

CO2: Remember the historic attempts at flying; major components of flying machines and aerial navigation

CO3: Understand Newton’s equations of motion of flying vehicles; define various terms : Lift, Drag, Moments, airfoil, monocoque and semimonocoque structures.

CO4: Categorize and subsume thrust production in various types of engines for flight; recognize the principles of Stealth technology.

CO5: Realize the Solar system and its formation; get introduced to MAVs; know the impact of Ptolemic and Copernican systems on planetary motion.

CO6 : Apply Kepler’s laws of planetary motion; Recognize various orbits; Know Space beyond solar system.

Course Articulation Matrix: Correlation level [ 1: low, 2: medium, 3:High)

PO/P SO PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12 PSO1 PSO2 PSO3
CO                              
CO1 2 - - - - 3 3 - 2 1 - 3 - - -
CO2 3 - - - - 2 - - 2 2 - - - - -
CO3 3 2 - - - - - - - 2 - - 3 3 3
CO4 3 - - 2 - - 2 - - 3 - 3 3 3 3
CO5 3 - - - - 1 - - - 2 - 2 1 - -
CO6 3 3 - 2 - - - - - 2 - 3 3 3 -

Text Book:

  1. Anderson. J.D, “Introduction to Flight,” 7th edition, Mc Graw Hill, 2011.

References:

  1. Anderson, D.F and Eberhatdt. S, “Understanding Flight,” 2nd edition, Mc Graw, 2009.
  2. TurneM.J, “Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion,” 3rd edition, Springer, 2009.
  3. H.D, “Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students,” 3rd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013.
  4. Paul A Suhler, “From Rainbow to Gusto: Stealth and the Design of the Lockheed Blackbird,” AIAA, 2009.